Dec 25, 2011

Dec 23, 2011

Daily Reminder to Get Your 5 Disney Movie Reward Points!

Do you have a Disney Movie Rewards Account?  If you do than you definitely need to stop by the 25 Days of Christmas page.  Every day until Christmas Disney is releasing a new 5 point code on the ABC Family page!  Today is Day 23 and I received 15 points for my visit (points for Friday, Saturday and Sunday)!

Just look for the box labeled Deck the Halls, click on the picture, sign in, and receive your points!  It is really that easy!

Don't forget to go to the ABC Family page and claim your 15 points for today!

Thanks Couponing to Disney!

Dec 22, 2011

Daily Reminder to Get Your 5 Disney Movie Reward Points!


Do you have a Disney Movie Rewards Account?  If you do than you definitely need to stop by the 25 Days of Christmas page.  Every day until Christmas Disney is releasing a new 5 point code on the ABC Family page!  Today is Day 22 and I received 5 points for my visit!

Just look for the box labeled Deck the Halls, click on the picture, sign in, and receive your points!  It is really that easy!

Don't forget to go to the ABC Family page and claim your 5 points for today!  This is the last week to take advantage of these free points!

Thanks Couponing to Disney

Dec 21, 2011

Daily Reminder to Get Your 5 Disney Movie Reward Points!


Do you have a Disney Movie Rewards Account?  If you do than you definitely need to stop by the 25 Days of Christmas page.  Every day until Christmas Disney is releasing a new 5 point code on the ABC Family page!  Today is Day 21 and I received 5 points for my visit!

Just look for the box labeled Deck the Halls, click on the picture, sign in, and receive your points!  It is really that easy!

Don't forget to go to the ABC Family page and claim your 5 points for today!  This is the last week to take advantage of these free points!

Thanks Couponing to Disney!

Dec 20, 2011

Daily Reminder to Get Your 5 Disney Movie Reward Points!


Do you have a Disney Movie Rewards Account?  If you do than you definitely need to stop by the 25 Days of Christmas page.  Every day until Christmas Disney is releasing a new 5 point code on the ABC Family page!  Today is Day 20 and I received 5 points for my visit!

Just look for the box labeled Deck the Halls, click on the picture, sign in, and receive your points!  It is really that easy!

Don't forget to go to the ABC Family page and claim your 5 points for today!  This is the last week to take advantage of these free points!

Thanks Couponing to Disney!

Dec 19, 2011

Upcycyled Crayons

I decided to make some upcycled crayons for the kids for Christmas.  I started out with a box of broken and old crayons.

Here is a sample of some of the finished crayons.  They were super easy to make.  I just melted the crayons in a double boiler and then poured the melted wax into candy molds.  After cooling, they just popped right out of the molds!

I put the crayons in cellophane bags and tied with a twist tie.  Perfect for the Christmas stockings!

Daily Reminder to Get Your 5 Disney Movie Reward Points!

Do you have a Disney Movie Rewards Account?  If you do than you definitely need to stop by the 25 Days of Christmas page.  Every day until Christmas Disney is releasing a new 5 point code on the ABC Family page!  Today is Day 19 and I received 5 points for my visit!

Just look for the box labeled Deck the Halls, click on the picture, sign in, and receive your points!  It is really that easy!

Don't forget to go to the ABC Family page and claim your 5 points for today!

Thanks Couponing to Disney!

Dec 16, 2011

Disney's 25 Days of Christmas

Do you have a Disney Movie Rewards Account?  If you do than you definitely need to stop by the 25 Days of Christmas page.  Every day until Christmas Disney is releasing a new 5 point code on the ABC Family page!  Today is Day 16 and I received 15 points for my visit (points for Friday, Saturday and Sunday)!

Just look for the box labeled Deck the Halls, click on the picture, sign in, and receive your points!  It is really that easy!

Don't forget to go to the ABC Family page and claim your 15 points for today!

Thanks Couponing to Disney!

Dec 15, 2011

Disney's 25 Days of Christmas

Do you have a Disney Movie Rewards Account?  If you do than you definitely need to stop by the 25 Days of Christmas page.  Every day until Christmas Disney is releasing a new 5 point code on the ABC Family page!  Today is Day 15 and I received 5 points for my visit!  Just look for the box labeled Deck the Halls, click on the picture, sign in, and receive your points!  It is really that easy!

Don't forget to go to the ABC Family page and claim your 5 points for today!

Thanks Couponing to Disney!

Dec 14, 2011

Disney's 25 Days of Christmas

 
Do you have a Disney Movie Rewards Account?  If you do than you definitely need to stop by the 25 Days of Christmas page.  Every day until Christmas Disney is releasing a new 5 point code on the ABC Family page!  Today is Day 14 and I received 5 points for my visit!  Just look for the box labeled Deck the Halls, click on the picture, sign in, and receive your points!  It is really that easy!

Don't forget to go to the ABC Family page and claim your 5 points for today!

Thanks Couponing to Disney!

Dec 13, 2011

Disney's 25 Days of Christmas

Do you have a Disney Movie Rewards Account?  If you do than you definitely need to stop by the 25 Days of Christmas page.  Every day until Christmas Disney is releasing a new 5 point code on the ABC Family page!  Today is Day 13 and I received 5 points for my visit!  Just look for the box labeled Deck the Halls, click on the picture, sign in, and receive your points!  It is really that easy!

Don't forget to go to the ABC Family page and claim your 5 points for today!

Thanks Couponing to Disney!

Dec 12, 2011

Disney's 25 Days of Christmas

Do you have a Disney Movie Rewards Account?  If you do than you definitely need to stop by the 25 Days of Christmas page.  Every day until Christmas Disney is releasing a new 5 point code on the ABC Family page!  Today is Day 12 and I received 5 points for my visit!  Just look for the box labeled Deck the Halls, click on the picture, sign in, and receive your points!  It is really that easy!

Don't forget to go to the ABC Family page and claim your 5 points for today!

Thanks Couponing to Disney!

Dec 9, 2011

Disney's 25 Days of Christmas

Do you have a Disney Movie Rewards Account?  If you do than you definitely need to stop by the 25 Days of Christmas page.  Every day until Christmas Disney is releasing a new 5 point code on the ABC Family page!  Today is Day 9 and I received 15 points for my visit (points for Friday, Saturday and Sunday)!

Just look for the box labeled Deck the Halls, click on the picture, sign in, and receive your points!  It is really that easy!

Don't forget to go to the ABC Family page and claim your 15 points for today!

Thanks Couponing to Disney!

Dec 1, 2011

18 Means for Living Below Your Means

Found an old article today from Marc and Angel Hack that I thought was interesting and wanted to share it with you.
Live a comfortable life, not a wasteful one.  Do not spend to impress others.  Do not live life trying to fool yourself into thinking wealth is measured in material objects.  Manage your money wisely so your money does not manage you.  Always live well below your means.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
- Benjamin Franklin
  1. Redefine your definition of “rich”. – “I remember sitting in a cubicle at my first professional job staring at a picture of an SUV I wanted to buy (and eventually did).  Now, I sit in my office and look at the pictures of my kids, and just outside my window I can see the beater I drive sitting in the company parking lot.  What a difference a decade makes!  To sum things up, my definition of being rich is having enough money to meet my family’s basic needs, a few of our wants, and to be able to give some away to others.” – via Frugal Dad 
  2. Borrow and share.  Everyone wins! – “We borrowed a DVD from a friend instead of renting or buying and had a little snack from our own fridge!  Way cheaper than using gas to drive to the theater/rental place, paying for a movie, and paying for a snack.” – via My Dollar Plan
  3. Avoid the mall. – “Going to the mall is not entertainment!  We used to go when we were bored.  Of course, we usually ended up spending money while we were there.  If you need clothes, then shop sales or go to stores that offer name-brands at a discount.  You can save a ton on these items if you are a smart shopper.  Dave Ramsey says, “Never pay retail!”  We probably save $15 to $30 per month by staying away from the mall.” – via My Super-Charged Life
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Nov 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

We have a lot to be thankful for this year but none more important than family.  Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.  Love you!

Nov 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!

Hope you had a great day and we can't wait to celebrate with you next weekend!

Nov 11, 2011

Speaking of Legos at Target

Target has some new gift card sets out for the holidays.  I found two different sets at my Target.  One came with Legos to build a snowman, dog or polar bear and the other was a game with lights and sound.  Very cute!  The minimum to put on the gift cards is $5 (I believe) so they make great stocking stuffers as well.


Nov 8, 2011

Cheap Legos at Target!

Heard about a great deal on some small Lego packs at Target today and I stopped on my way home from work to pick some up for stocking stuffers and the holiday donations for the church.  What a deal at only $0.39 each (regularly $3.99).

Thank you WUC!

Oct 19, 2011

Chicagoween Oct 28-30, 2011



Looking for something fun to do for Halloween?  Come visit Franken Plaza (aka Daley Plaza) October 28-30 for a screening of Beetlejuice,  a Monster Bash with a costume contest and so much more!  Visit Explore Chicago for more information!

Thanks Mashup Mom!

Oct 14, 2011

50 Free Disney Movie Rewards Points

Disney Movie Rewards released 5 new codes each worth 10 points for a total of 50 Free points!


SCARY
PUMPKIN
BOO
AUTUMN
HOOK

Go Here to enter your points today!


Oct 10, 2011

Bayou La Batre

Tonight we stopped by the little outlook in Bayou La Batre where Chris proposed to watch the sunset over the water.

While we were waiting for sunset, Chris decided that he wanted to throw his cast net under the bridge and see what he could find.

He didn't catch anything worth keeping, but he did manage to snag this little puffer fish.  Chris let me grab a quick picture before we put him back.  I love how they "puff" themselves up.

Dauphin Island

We spent the day at the beach today with the kids.  They had a great time playing in the sand, building sand castles and burying each other.  It was fun to watch them enjoying themselves.
 James, Alli and Owen building a wall of sand.

Alli and her sand bucket!

Oct 9, 2011

Planting Flowers

Chris and I spent a little time in the front yard to help mom plant some fall flowers in front of the house.  I love Mums in the fall!

We even got the kids to help us clean up the mess from the Magnolia tree!  Of course, I think Chris bribed them with the promise of some cash at the end of the day.  But they were hard-working little helpers and they did a great job!

Oct 8, 2011

Baby Shower for Little Chris!

We are so blessed to have a very loving and generous family.  Chris & I celebrated a beautiful and fun baby shower for Little Chris with our family in Alabama today.  Here are some pictures.  Enjoy!



Oct 3, 2011

Driving to Alabama

Chris and I left for Alabama today to visit family.  Thankfully the drive was a lot easier than the one we made last January.  We are looking forward to seeing family and enjoying a much needed vacation.  I will keep you posted on our adventures!

Sep 10, 2011

I love my husband!

Chris loves to surprise me with flowers.  What can I say...I love that man!

Jul 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

Wishing Everyone a Safe and Happy Holiday!

Jun 28, 2011

Lazy Summer Day




It was hot today and so we decided to take Lexi down to the Dog Beach.  She always has fun and it sure beats the long walks in this heat.  I think we will all be sleeping well tonight!

Jun 5, 2011

What I'm buying the Week of June 5, 2011


Walgreens

Gillette Fusion Pro-Glide Razor $9.89
-$4/1 Mfg Coupon (6/5 P&G)
-Receive $5 RR
=Net $0.89
SoBe Lifewater $0.99
-Receive $0.99 RR
=Net FREE

Reach 2-pack Advanced Toothbrushes 2/$5
-Buy 2 and use (2) $2/1 Mfr Coupons
-Receive $3 RR AND $1 RR
=Net $3 MM

CVS
Ivory Bar Soap 3-pack  $0.99
-$1.00 Mfg. Coupon (5/1 P&G)
=FREE

Crest Pro-Health Mouth Rinse (1L) $4.50
-$2/1 Mfr. Coupon (6/5 P&G)
Receive $2.50 ECB
=Net FREE (Limit 2)

Jewel
Buy $100 worth of Gift Cards Receive $20 OYNO
(I'm thinking gas cards if they are included!)

Beggin Strips (6oz) $4.09 B1G1 Free
-B1G1 Free (up to $3.00 Mfr. Coupon (5/8 SS)
=$0.10 for 2!

May 24, 2011

Attention all Crafters and Bakers!


Wilton will be holding its annual Tent Sales from June 3-June 21 in Woodridge, IL.  For more information please check out their site HERE!

Thank you Chi-town Cheapskate!

May 15, 2011

Go Bulls!


As many of you know, I love Cake Pops!  They are delicious and fun to make.  Bakerella I am not, but I had a little fun putting together something for the Bulls playoff game tonight against the Miami Heat.  If you have never tried Cake Pops, then you must check out Bakerella's site for the recipe and for some inspiration.  They are delicious!

May 14, 2011

Help Stamp Out Hunger!

Reminder!  Today is the Food Drive, and Together We Can Make A Difference!
Please Help Stamp Out Hunger!

May 10, 2011

Couponing for Community--This Week!


As many of you already know, I am a firm believer in Giving Back.  From May 8-14 please join me and couponers all across the country by using your awesome buying skills to make a large donation to a non-profit of your choosing.  This is a weeklong event where bloggers and readers use their skills to donate as many free and inexpensive items as they can to local organizations.

Don't forget!!!!  This week is our official Couponing for Community Donation Week!!!  The USPS Stamp Out Hunger Drive is this Saturday if you wish to participate or my friend Kristen at Couponing to Disney is helping to organize a donation drive for those affected by the Tornadoes in Alabama (Go HERE for more information on how you can help and see what they are in need of). Please feel free to send me a quick message if you are looking for more ideas on where to donate!  Thanks again!

May 9, 2011

Pampers GTG Code Worth 10pts!

Here's another new code for you to enter for 10 Free points.  Go HERE to enter your points and start earning today!

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Thank You Wild for Wags!

May 8, 2011

What I'm buying the Week of May 8, 2011


Walgreens

Gillette Fusion Pro-Glide Razor $9.89
-$4/1 Mfg Coupon (5/1 P&G)
-Receive $5 RR
=Net $0.89
Tylenol Precise $8.49
-$5/1 Printable Coupon
-$3/1 Walgreen's Store Coupon (May Coupon Book)
=$0.49

Target
Ivory Bar Soap 3-pack  $0.95
-$1.00 Mfg. Coupon (5/1 P&G)
=FREE
Revlon Nail Tools $2.00-$2.50
-$2/1 Mfg Coupon (4/17 SS1)
=Free to $0.50
Jewel
Scott Paper Products
-Buy 1 Single-roll Scott Bath Tissue $0.89
-Buy 1 Single-roll Paper Towels $1.34
-Receive $2.00 OYNO
=Net $0.23

(Note these catalinas ROLL!  You can use the $2.00 OYNO to buy another set of paper towels/bath tissue, pay $0.23 + tax, and receive another $2.00 OYNO)

Dozen Eggs (Jewel) $0.99


May 6, 2011

Free Admission to Select Museums this weekend

Do you have a Bank of America Credit or Debit card?  If you do then you can take advantage of their free general admission to select museums on the first Saturday and Sunday of every month.  Go HERE to search for participating museums near you and to get more information.  Here in Chicago we have free general admission to:

Art Institute of Chicago
Shedd Aquarium
DuSable Museum of African American History
Chicago History Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art

May 5, 2011

Prepping the Garden

Dad and I went to our garden and began prepping it for planting.  Here are a few pictures to help you get a better idea of our little plot.  We are ready for planting in the next week or two!


 Here is our plot with the hay still on top from the winter.
 A picture of the Organic Community Garden where we keep our plot.
 Dad raking our garden smooth!

May 1, 2011

What I'm buying the Week of May 1, 2011

Another week of slow sales for me but here is where I am at:

Walgreens

Noxzema Disposable Razors 4-pack $0.99
-$2/1 Mfg Coupon (5/1 RP)
-Receive $3 RR
=$1.01 MM

Gillette Fusion Pro-Glide Razor $9.89
-$4/1 Mfg Coupon (5/1 P&G)
-Receive $5 RR
=$0.89

(2) Cottonelle Bath Tissue 12-pack $5.00
-(2) $0.50/1 Printable Coupon
-$1.00/1 Wags IVC May Coupon Book (takes off $2.00 wyb 2)
-Receive $3.00 RR wyb 2
=$2.00 each


CVS
Ivory Bar Soap 3-pack $0.99
-$1/1 Mfg Coupon (5/1 P&G)
=FREE

Apr 26, 2011

Free Sweet Potato Fries!


Quick!  Go HERE to "Like" Ore-Ida Sweet Potato Fries on Facebook and watch a quick video.  After you watch the video you will be able to request a coupon be mailed to you for a free bag of Ore-Ida Sweet Potato Fries!

Thank You Krazy Coupon Lady!

Apr 25, 2011

What I'm buying the Week of Apr 24, 2011

Not a great week of shopping ahead but I am planning on picking up a few things, including some items that are continuing from last week.

Walgreens

Splenda 3.8oz $2.99
-$3/1 Mfg Coupon (4/17 SS1)
-Receive $3 RR wyb 2
=$3.00 MM wyb 2

Stayfree Maxi Pads $2.99
-$1/1 Mfg Coupon (3/27 RP)
-Receive $3 RR
=$1 MM

Wonderful Pistachios $2.99
-$1/1 (3/20 SS)
$1.99


CVS
Coke 2 Liters $0.99
-$1/3 Tearpad Coupon
=$0.66 each

Target

Nivea Body Wash $3.04
-$3/1 Mfg. Coupon (4/17 RP2)
=$0.04

Carefree Pantiliners $0.99
-Target Coupon for $0.01 pricing (4/17 SS1)
=$0.01
 
Revlon Nail Tools $2.00-$2.50
-$2/1 Mfg Coupon (4/17 SS1)
=Free to $0.50

Jewel

5ct Allegra $5.00
-$5/1 Mfg Coupon (4/17 SS2)
=FREE

Propel Fitness Water 24oz $0.49
(Buy 10 promo)
-$1/2 Mfg Coupon (2/23 SS)
=FREE
 
Whole Pineapple $1.99




Apr 24, 2011

Happy Easter 2011!

Apr 21, 2011

Free Tree at Lowe's on 4/23


Lowe's is celebrating Earth Day by giving away 1 million trees this Saturday April 23.  Go HERE for more information and to locate a store near you!  Chris and I were planning on planting a tree this weekend, maybe we will plant two!

Apr 20, 2011

Couponing for Community


As many of you already know, I am a firm believer in Giving Back.  From May 8-14 please join me and couponers all across the country by using your awesome buying skills to make a large donation to a non-profit of your choosing.  This is a weeklong event where bloggers and readers use their skills to donate as many free and inexpensive items as they can to local organizations.

Here is the info found on the facebook page from Kaley:

We invite you to join this community by using your couponing skills to give to a homeless shelter, food pantry, or a friend in need during the week of May 8-14!

What is the Goal?
This year we are setting a goal of 10,000 items donated in one week’s time. We invite you to track your giving during the week of May 8-14 and then come back here to share your story. We'll even have a giving tracker to tally up everyone's efforts!!

Why May 8-14?
We are the kind of people who find ways to give all year long. But we have chosen to set aside one week each year to ‘flex our couponing muscles’ for GOOD and show the impact we can have when we work together. We also chose this week because May 14 is national Stamp out Hunger Day, so giving can be as easy as putting a bag of non-perishable food items out by your mailbox on Saturday, May 14. Check with your local Post Office to find out if they are participating at Stamp out Hunger.
If you have additional questions about this united giving campaign, contact Kaley at Cha-Ching on a Shoestring


Please join me in this great event and check out the Couponing for Community Event page that Kaley from Cha-Ching on a Shoestring has organized for more information!

Pampers Gifts to Grow Code Worth 10 pts

Here's another new code for you to enter for 10 Free points.  Go HERE to enter your points and start earning today!

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Thank you Savings Lifestyle!